A Vietnamese-Australian man who had to share his passport online to prove his name is really ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ has said he is honoured to have spread so much joy around the world after his plight set the internet alight.
The remarks come after his name – pronounced ‘Phoo Da Bic’ – made headlines around the world after which he felt forced to post a picture of his passport online to prove he really was called Phuc Dat Bich.
The National Australia Bank worker vented his frustration on Facebook earlier this year after the social media giant terminated his account three times, claiming it was ‘false and misleading.’
On Monday, the 23-year old took to his Facebook page to thank the scores of supporters from around the world after the post amassed tens of thousands of shares and hilarious comments.
The Facebook post read: “I’d like to mention that I am very grateful to those who have been supportive of certain names that populate in different cultures.
“We live in a diverse and multicultural society and the fact that there are people out there who are supportive and encouraging really makes me happy.
“I’ve never ranted nor wept that my post would get this sort of exposure.
“But I am glad and honoured to be able to make people happy by simply making them laugh at something that appears outrageous and ridiculous.
“Much tragic events have happened all over the world, out of it all only happiness can mend. As an individual I hope I have played a part in brightening your days.
“I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it.
“I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it?
“Having my fb shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my “real” name, so just to put it out there. My name.
“Phuc Dat Bich.”
More than 37,000 people now follow Phuc Dat Bich on Facebook. His original post has amassed 125,000 likes and 67,000 shares.